Join us online for Master Classes; and workshops on craft and technique. Past seasons have featured Colm Tóibín, Robert Sullivan, Michael Silverblatt, Parul Sehgal, Camille Rankine, Francine Prose, Claire Messud, Ayana Mathis, Yiyun Li, Leslie Jamison, Mary-Beth Hughes, Amy Hempel, John Haskell, Daniel Handler, Elizabeth Gaffney, Benjamin Dreyer, Jennifer Croft, and Alexander Chee, among others. Scholarships are offered for many classes; details can be found in the course listings below.
Online, Zoom • Tuesdays, January 25, 2022 - May 10, 2022***This class has sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email email@example.com***
Online, Zoom • Saturday, March 5, 2022***This class has sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org***
Online, Zoom • Sundays, March 13–April 3, 2022In this four-week workshop, we will look at examples of friction in stories—friction between people, between ideas, between institutions, and even the friction between the page and the reader, considering the way that a story might participate in a larger discourse of resistance.
Online, Zoom • Saturday, April 2, 2022In an age of unparalleled human migration, we will explore how fiction writers respond to moving across boundaries and living in countries and cultures often radically different from those of their origins.
Online, Zoom • Thursday, April 21, 2022In this interdisciplinary master class we will study repetition’s different manifestations, ranging from incantation to structuring device intended to harmonize or disrupt meaning, and from conceit (in the case of copying and reenactments) to narrative through line and plot device.
Online, Zoom • Thursday, May 12, 2022How do we write what cannot be said or cannot even be known? How do we use language to delve into mystery and wonder?
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